Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
UNU Annual Report 2017
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Journal Special IssueAiding Government Effectiveness in Developing Countries
For more than two decades, addressing constraints to better governance in developing countries has been a priority issue for the international donor community...Economic assistance and foreign aid Education Planning
Working PaperThe World Bank’s Health Projects in Timor-Leste: the Political Economy of Effective Aid
The World Bank’s health sector projects in Timor-Leste—the Health Sector Rehabilitation and Development Project and the Second Health Sector Rehabilitation and Development Project—have been among the few successful operations it has...Economic assistance and foreign aid Planning Public health
Book ChapterViolence in Peace: Understanding Increased Violence in Early Post-conflict Transitions and its Implications for Development
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentConflict management Economic development International agencies
Working PaperViolence in Peace: Understanding Increased Violence in Early Post-Conflict Transitions and Its Implications for Development
A key issue for development in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries has been an escalation of violence during post-conflict transitions...Conflict management Economic development International agencies
BookThe Role of the State in Economic Change
The role of the state has occupied centre stage in the development of economics as an independent discipline and is one of the most contentious issues addressed by contemporary economists and political economists...Imperialism Industrialization Planning
From the book: The Role of the State in Economic ChangeIndustrialization Planning Socialism
Book ChapterRole of the State in Economic Change: Entrepreneurship and Conflict Management
From the book: The Role of the State in Economic ChangeConflict management Entrepreneurship Planning